Jun Miyake - tenor sax, fue & flute
Richard X Bennett - piano and bells
About the musicians:
In New York, Richard X Bennett's bands have performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Guggenheim Museum, BAMcafe, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Central Park Summerstage. Internationally, he has toured over twenty countries as member of various jazz and blues ensembles. His album "Raga and Blues" was released by "Mystica Music" in India in 2011. The follow-up c.d. "Rhapsody in Yaman" was released in February 2012.
"Pianist Richard Bennett has found a way to have instantly catchy tunes- riffs and ostinatos really- transcend jazz expectations while still focusing on improvisation." - Village Voice
"Master Pianist" - Times of India
Jun Miyake was born in Toyo’oka in Hyogo Japan.
He is a graduate of the An Jazz School of Kyoto. He studied woodwinds privately with Kenji Mori. He accomplished honors in flute study at Berklee College of Music with Matt Marvgulio. He piloted an ensemble that toured the Northeast named Groove Merchant in the late 1990’s. He later played regularly on the upper West Side of Manhattan in addition to making occasional re-visits to Japan, sharing his gifts with fellow musicians.
Jun Miyake has joined a new ensemble with noted Jazz drummer Pheeroan akLaff. This trio toured Japan in 2011 and is performing at the NYC Visions Festival as well as returning to Japan in summer 2012.
released November 20, 2014
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